Residential Security

  • 30 Under 30: Kristina Leipzig

    Nearly three years ago, Kristina Leipzig was ready for a career change and picked locksmithing as her new career. The 29-year-old and her fiancé first started a mobile locksmithing service, Aurora Lock and Safe, almost three years ago. Then in January...

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • 30 Under 30: Tommy Shafer

    Getting Started In A family Locksmithing Business

    Article • March 1st, 2009

  • The Story of LAGSTRIKE

    Reinforcing the door jamb strengthens the weakest link on a residential door lock.

    Article • February 1st, 2009

  • A Series Keypads

    Alarm Lock Systems has introduced three unique keypads, each of which controls access of a single entry point with up to 150 user codes. Alarm Lock's A-Series family of 12/24VAC/DC keypads are all stainless steel and two are weatherproof models that...

    Product • January 21st, 2009

  • DOOR LOCK UPGRADE: From Cylindrical Lock To Mortise Lock

    This modification provided the capability of a deadbolt and dead latch in one lock (mortise) mechanism while maintaining the integrity of the door.

    Article • January 1st, 2009

  • The Ultimate Lock Solution

    Existing door locks do not fully utilize the strongest structural part of a door system, the door frame. The two-part Ultimate Lock system holds the deadbolt firmly in position, strengthening the section of the door adjacent to the deadbolt.

    Article • November 1st, 2008

  • Earn Recurring Revenue with Alarm Lock iSEE Video

    Our locksmith industry has primarily focused on products which protect lives and property by physical prevention. Install a lock and thieves cannot enter. Another approach to security involves what happens after an incident. If you can’t stop...

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • Padlock Potential

    Padlocks have come a long way to offer an expanded line of features and benefits that allow you to provide your customer with a customized product to fit their needs

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • An Overview of Intercoms & Telephone Entry Systems

    Since many of these products are available over the Internet as do-it-yourself projects, the locksmith’s challenge is to convince your customers that you specialize, customize and assemble the exact components into a system that meets their needs at a...

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • Getting Into Video Surveillance: PICK THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT

    Many types of companies are entering the video surveillance installation business, but no one group enjoys a clear advantage, and you won’t know if you like it until you try.

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • Falcon Makes "T" Series Lever Lock Tougher

    ‘New and improved’ is a phrase companies often use for their latest product. Many times the product turns out to have few improvements and is just a copy of similar products already on the market. Falcon has just introduced a “tougher...

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • Navigating The Alarm Market

    NAPCO FREEDOM is of special interest to locksmiths because of its unique adaptation of the deadbolt into the system’s operation and security.

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • Should You Specialize?

    Whatever your niche, you need to be armed with specialized tools and equipment and, most importantly, specialized knowledge and training.

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • SCHLAGE “L” SERIES MORTISE: It’s Not Just For Commercial Applications

    Schlage “L” Series Mortise Locks are available in the residential configurations for entrance door, passage latch and bath/bedroom privacy lock.

    Article • May 1st, 2008


    Quality begins with the lock cylinder. My first connection with Arrow locks extends back many years. I noticed then that it was always difficult to insert a shim between the plug and housing when servicing Arrow cylinders. The cylinders were made to...

    Article • May 1st, 2008